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17-FEB-09 Peter Ericsson

Kalij Pheasant

Bahn Song Nok, Kaengkrachan

I am not sure if these are Kalij or Silver Pheasants. Lophura lineata are their scientific names.
It was wonderful to observe the birds drinking water from a man made water hole as well as to feed on the grounds around the hole for half an hour.

Canon EOS 30D ,400F5.6
1/60s F5.6 ISO 800 handheld full exif

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Peter Ericsson27-Jan-2011 11:54
There are different schools of thought as to the taxonomy of this particular species. If you want to call it Silver Pheasant you are more then welcome!
Guest 23-Jan-2011 21:45
Hi Peter,
excellent pictures, but I think it is a Silver Phaesant (Lophura lineata) and no Kalij (Lophura leucomelanos). The colours are different: Kalij has a white belly and is black on the back.
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